— Originally posted on Yelp on 4/2/10 —
When I think of fish and chips the first two restaurants that come to mind are Long John Silver and Arthur Treacher’s. Growing up in Virginia those two fast food joints helped form my opinion of that type of food. Needless to say it didn’t leave a good impression. If I had a place like Lazy Joe’s to try when I was younger I would probably have a higher regard for it.
I tried the cod and shrimp combo. Everything is cooked to order. The cod was tender and flakey and the breading crispy and light. Not greasy at all. The combo came with 2 shrimp, which didn’t even look like shrimp when they came out because they were long and thin. But, I guess they butterfly them or something to give them that shape. The seasoned fries were great and the hush puppies (2 of them) were equally as good.
With a drink the meal came out to about 8 bucks, so it’s on the pricey side, in my opinion. But the quality of the food was on point.
The place is locally owned, with the owner working the register and checking in on the customers. There seem to be quite a few regulars as the owner knew many of them by name. The decor has a tropical/Keywest vibe, with pastel colors, framed pictures of palm trees and beaches, and plantation shutters on either side of each picture.
Thanks Joe for setting me straight on what good fish and chips taste like. I’ve been missing out all these years.
7835 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89139